This book, edited by Keith Tudor (who is also one of the ten
contributors) is excellent reading for a number of reasons: for
those who know nothing about TA, it is a highly informative and
readily accessible introduction. For those who read or studied it
some time ago, it is an excellent refresher.
I am impressed by the diversity of people and applications of
TA, and the developments outlined in this book are, certainly for
me, cause for hope because, as well as offering frameworks for
making simple sense of humans in action and human inaction TA is a
complex and profound system that offers people a way of solving the
problems of the present, re-evaluating the struggles of the past,
and reshaping the future with permission and power based on a
greater sense of self' - "Nurturing Potential
I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all therapists as
enriching and interesting reading' - "European Association for
Transactional Analysis Newsletter
It is a book which would offer helpful introductions to both the
practice of transactional analysis, and the attitude needed when
planning brief therapy of any kind' "- The Jounal of Analytical
Of all the approaches to therapy, transactional analysis is
arguably one of those most suited to time-limited work. At a time
when short-term therapy is increasingly dominant as a form of
practice, Transactional Analysis Approaches to Brief Therapy
provides an insightful guide which both informs and challenges.
Rather than a single theory, TA has developed as a group of four
schools which share a common philosophy, but place different
emphasis on what occurs during the therapeutic process. Written by
therapists at the leading edge of developments in TA, the book
presents and differentiates each of these four approaches. Through
transcripts and commentaries, it shows how theory applies to
practice, for example in treating post-traumatic stress or in
achieving a one-session cure. The book also includes a useful
glossary of TA terms, as well as an appendix of Eric Berne's short
In some ways critical of the "zeitgeist" of short-termism and
the commercial pressures for therapy to be brief, the book seeks a
balance between the challenge TA offers as an actionistic approach
to quick and efficient therapy and the importance of relationship
in therapy which is time-conscious. It will be enlightening reading
for all those training and those already trained as therapists and
counsellors in TA.
Sage Publications Ltd
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